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SCHOOLS & KIDS

It's back to school for Palo Alto's middle, high schools

Tuesday marked the first day of a new school year for thousands of middle and high school students in the Palo Alto Unified...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2019
Last comment by Downfall, on Aug 14, 2019 at 11:51 pm | 12 comments | 4007 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police: Woman fights off two robbers in Midtown

Palo Alto police are looking for two men who they said attacked a woman during an attempted on Monday afternoon in the city's...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2019
Last comment by CarlitoWaysman, on Aug 14, 2019 at 6:24 pm | 19 comments | 5898 Views

AROUND TOWN

Historic Alpine Inn reopening in Portola Valley on Friday

Two private parties at the historic Alpine Inn, a Portola Valley institution that was recently sold and closed for renovation,...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2019
Last comment by Bill, on Aug 14, 2019 at 2:06 pm | 3 comments | 8518 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Family fears for safety of missing disabled woman

A 20-year-old East Palo Alto woman with learning disabilities and a medical condition disappeared six weeks ago, leaving...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2019
Last comment by Concerned, on Aug 14, 2019 at 9:21 am | 1 comment | 2942 Views

AROUND TOWN

County supervisors calls for federal assault weapons ban

Two Santa Clara County supervisors are calling for a nationwide ban on assault weapons, calling it a common-sense action...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2019
Last comment by From Another Galaxy & Time, on Aug 13, 2019 at 9:00 am | 22 comments | 1725 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

East Palo Alto nonprofit seeks back-to-school donations for students in need

With the new school year fast approaching, East Palo Alto's Ecumenical Hunger Program is encouraging community members to...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2019
Last comment by Patti, on Aug 12, 2019 at 7:15 pm | 2 comments | 2163 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

As East Palo Alto searches for more affordable housing, a mobile home park with some of the city's lowest-income residents is headed for closure

Amid the ongoing Bay Area housing crisis, in which the stock of low-income housing is shrinking and elected leaders are scrambling...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2019
Last comment by Member, on Aug 12, 2019 at 1:03 pm | 11 comments | 11378 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Behind UC's 'admission by exception' side door: sports, money, diversity — and secrecy

While it's unclear if admissions by exception played a direct role in the college cheating scandal, it has surfaced as a...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2019
Last comment by No Smoke, on Aug 12, 2019 at 12:36 pm | 2 comments | 2427 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest Opinion: To create lifelong civic leaders: Lower the voting age

Vote16 Palo Alto is a youth-run organization that has proposed lowering the voting age for Palo Alto school board elections...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2019
Last comment by Influencing young minds, on Aug 12, 2019 at 12:24 pm | 47 comments | 3579 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town

<B>HAZY VISION ...</B> Last March, more than 100 residents and city leaders packed into Ventura Community Center to present...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2019
Last comment by Staying Young Through Kids, on Aug 12, 2019 at 9:48 am | 3 comments | 1731 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ravenswood could embark on districtwide naming process

Community concern about losing East Palo Alto's recognition of Cesar Chavez with the phasing out of a middle school named...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2019
Last comment by The Name Game, on Aug 11, 2019 at 5:37 pm | 7 comments | 1761 Views

AROUND TOWN

Gunn sending 24 student-athletes to the next level

From basketball to swimming, find out which colleges two-dozen Gunn High student-athletes will be attending this fall. Read...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2019
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Aug 11, 2019 at 5:06 pm | 1 comment | 1440 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Judge denies bail to man arrested after 29-hour standoff

Saying he posed a public danger, a county Superior Court judge on Wednesday refused to grant bail to Adam Allen Smith, a...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2019
Last comment by eileen , on Aug 11, 2019 at 3:58 pm | 4 comments | 2816 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto veers away from lawsuit against Federal Aviation Administration

Despite rising community frustrations about airplane noise, the Palo Alto City Council decided Monday night not to launch...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2019
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Aug 11, 2019 at 11:23 am | 124 comments | 5840 Views

AROUND TOWN

Black and White Ball returns with a bang

After a seven-year hiatus, the Black and White Ball is back. First held in 1987 as the key fundraising event for the Palo...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2019
Last comment by Social Stratification 101, on Aug 10, 2019 at 5:52 pm | 19 comments | 3856 Views

AROUND TOWN

Police arrest peeping Tom who lurked at Palo Alto apartment complex

A man was arrested Wednesday for alleged peeping and lewd conduct at an apartment complex in Palo Alto's Barron Park neighborhood,...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2019
Last comment by TD, on Aug 9, 2019 at 8:49 pm | 7 comments | 2835 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Community activist Stephanie Munoz dies at 86

Stephanie Munoz, one of Palo Alto's staunchest and most passionate advocates for the less fortunate, died on Aug. 1, city...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2019
Last comment by Ray, on Aug 9, 2019 at 5:17 pm | 1 comment | 1399 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New rules could force hospitals to publish prices negotiated with insurers

Federal regulators want to give patients a clearer picture of what they will spend during a hospital visit, with a more accurate...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Aug 9, 2019 at 1:25 pm | 4 comments | 1624 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

'Village People' prepare to close up shop

Village Stationers, a family-owned stationery store with locations in Menlo Park and Los Altos, will be closing its doors...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2019
Last comment by Don, on Aug 9, 2019 at 9:45 am | 12 comments | 2668 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

As KIPP seeks to open new high school, school board expresses reservations

National charter school organization KIPP is seeking to expand its presence in San Mateo County with a new high school that...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2019
Last comment by Truth, on Aug 9, 2019 at 6:58 am | 1 comment | 6043 Views
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